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Gift wrap ribbon
This is a great Christmas handmade project for adding a little something extra to the whole festivities! Just think what your bestie, other half or aunt Mavis will say when they see your handmade ribbon, beautifully wrapping up their pressies!

Oh and did I say this project is totally addictive AND easy peasy lemon squeezy? Ha, well it really is. It's a super DIY for all ages, can be done in front of the tv (in the run up to Christmas), is really portable and doesn't require expensive, bizarre tools. Good eh?!

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  • How to make a gift bow. Gift Wrap Ribbon - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut out an octagon (8 sided shape).
    Cut 1cm slits into each side of the octagon and a hole in the middle.
    Place your 7 threads/ribbons together and tie a knot at one end. Slip this through the hole in the middle of your octagon.

  • How to make a gift bow. Gift Wrap Ribbon - Step 2
    Step 2

    On the opposite side to the knot, slot each thread through the 1cm slits. The eighth slit does not have a ribbon in it. This is called the working slit.

  • How to make a gift bow. Gift Wrap Ribbon - Step 3
    Step 3

    Take the third ribbon from the working slit (this is the red ribbon pictured below) and pull it over the ribbons (these are the pink and orange ribbons in the picture below) clockwise and slot it into the working slit.

  • How to make a gift bow. Gift Wrap Ribbon - Step 4
    Step 4

    Like so...

  • How to make a gift bow. Gift Wrap Ribbon - Step 5
    Step 5

    You now have a new working slit.

  • How to make a gift bow. Gift Wrap Ribbon - Step 6
    Step 6

    Take the third ribbon from the working slit (this is now the blue ribbon as pictured below) and pull it over the ribbons clockwise (these are the yellow and green ribbons in the picture below) and slot it into the new working slit.

  • How to make a gift bow. Gift Wrap Ribbon - Step 7
    Step 7

    Like so...

  • How to make a gift bow. Gift Wrap Ribbon - Step 8
    Step 8

    Repeat this pattern and your ribbon will start to grow out of the reverse side of your octagon.

  • How to make a gift bow. Gift Wrap Ribbon - Step 9
    Step 9

    Like so...

  • How to make a gift bow. Gift Wrap Ribbon - Step 10
    Step 10

    ...until you approach the end of your threads/ribbons. When you do reach the end of your threads/ribbons, remove them from the slits, place them together and tie a knot. Cut the loose ends down, so that they're neat, tidy and the same size as each other. You now have homemade ribbon, perfect for wrapping up Christmas presents with!

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